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Fortnight review meeting of Directorate of Health Services

Islamabad: May 8, 2017: Food adulterators are agents of evil. They play with heath and lives of people. Consistent and coherent efforts should be made to curb the menace of food adulteration from the city. Directorate of Health Services needs prove alive to the time requirements. Mayor Islamabad and Chairman, Capital Development Authority (CDA), Sheikh Anser Aziz expressed these views while chairing a fortnight review meeting of Directorate of Health Services. Top officers of the Metropolitan Corporation Islamabad (MCI) attended the meeting.

Prime Minister Mian Muhammad Nawaz Sharif has a vision for healthy Pakistan. Under his guidance, MCI is proceeding against food adulterators. Action against food adulterators should be made more effective, fruitful and result oriented, Mayor Islamabad and Chairman, CDA, Sheikh Anser Aziz further said.

Meeting was informed that especially constituted teams of Health Services Directorate of the Authority, are raiding in the entire city to ensure provision of quality edible items as per required health standards.

Meeting was also informed that during fortnight, these teams have challaned 24 people and issued 19 notices to the violators of hygiene sections of PPF Ordinance 1960. Moreover, 60 liters substandard drinks, 15 liters substandard ketchup, 22 Utensils cracked, chipped and broken were also confiscated and destroyed there and then while 19 food samples from different food outlets have also been collected and sent to laboratory for further for proper examination.

Mayor of Islamabad and Chairman CDA, Sheikh Anser Aziz has also directed the Directorate of Health Services to continue operation against sub-standard and adulterated food sellers. He has further directed to ensure the implementation of relevant rules and strict action against sub-standards, unhygienic and adulterated food sellers. He has further directed to submit daily progress report in this regard.